This article will guide you through purchasing a HOMER Pro license and creating your own invoice
We’re often asked to create invoices for customers, however many don’t realize that they can quickly and easily make their own invoice without having to wait for us to get back to them.
First, log in to HOMER Energy’s users site from our main page.
From there, navigate to the purchase license page by hovering your mouse over “Download/Purchase”, “HOMER Pro”, and click on “Purchase License”. This will take you to our license purchasing page.
Use the tabs on the left-hand side to navigate to the License type best associated with your HOMER Pro use case. If you aren’t sure which suits your need best, descriptions can be found by clicking on each tab.
Next, click on the button that best describes the duration of the license you wish to purchase. If you would like more information assist in your decision, click on “Compare All Prices” to see a cost breakdown and the potential to add modules to your license. Monthly licenses do not allow you to add on individual modules. Add-on modules include: Advanced Load, Advanced Grid, Combined Heat & Power, Run-of-river Hydro, Biomass, Hydrogen, Advanced Storage, Multi-year, and MATLAB Link
Some options will require you to contact us for a quote, if that is the case feel free to ask us to create an order for you and forward you an invoice within the contact form.
Once you have read through a description of your license choice and decided that it is the right license for you, please click on “Calculate Price”.
From there you specify the type of package you would like and confirm the number of licenses you would like, your User Type, License Term, and the Modules you would like to purchase. With annual or permanent licenses you can always add on modules individually later. When you are done click on the “Review Selections” box. From that page, you can finalize your order or go back and make changes.
After you have finalized your order you will be led to an Order Confirmation page. You will see that at the bottom of the page is a box that reads “Print invoice/quote”. Clicking on this box will automatically create an addressed invoice as a PDF file.
If you submitted an Academic or a Student license, you must verify your status. Click the “Apply for Academic status” button to complete the process.
If you are not an Academic or Student license applicant, or you have completed the verification process, you will a populated checkout field with several options to submit payment.
Activate a paid HOMER Pro license from a trial
To download your license, simply open HOMER Pro. It will ask you for your email address. Click on the box “Create Free Trial or Purchase License”. This will automatically download the license file through HOMER Pro or direct you to purchase a license.
If the automatic download is blocked by a local firewall, HOMER Pro will direct you to a page where you can download your license file. Please put this file into the folder located at Documents/HOMER Energy/License. Once you license file in the correct destination restart the software and you are ready to start using HOMER Pro to model microgrids.